As World Watched. Spaceman Hailed After U.S. Triumph, 1961/05/08
Alan Shepard flight on Mercury, given medal by JFK at White House, Jackie had to remind him to pin the medal on, parade up Pennsylvania Ave, Shepard as "space pioneer" (partial newsreel).
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
May 24, 2005
Oh Yeah, I Was Supposed to Pin a Medal on You, Wasn't I? Silly Me!
Newsreel story about astronaut Alan Shepard being given a medal by President Kennedy and honored in a parade after his historic spaceflight. This has a minor gaffe in it, as Kennedy forgot that he was supposed to pin the medal on Shepard after giving his speech about it. He handles it with his usual humorous aplomb after Jackie reminds him. Unfortunately, this clip is in very creaky condition, so this is hard to see and hear, and that cuts down on its historical value.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.